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ANTIC: The Atari 8-Bit Podcast, by Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz, Brad Arnold. Covering news and information about the Atari 8-Bit line of computers and the general history of the Atari Corporation. Besides regular podcast episodes, ANTIC also includes many interviews with subjects related to Atari and its history.



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Apr 8, 2020 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Socially Distant In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: We talk about what we’re doing Atari-wise in these socially distant times and we bring you all the Atari news from around the world. What We’ve Been Up To Bill Lange points us to Atari 1020 plotter pen refill / restoration video -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdVHkZwGZhk   Thornton's Luxury Goods Premium Fountain Pen Ink Bottle 30ml -   https://amzn.to/2RcNtL6   5 Pack 5ML/CC Premium Ink Filling Syringe -...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Feb 20, 2020 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Cats with umbrellas and dogs! In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast:  Kevin’s dogs do their best to be a part of the podcast, we tell you all about a very busy month of personal Atari stuff, all the programming contests going on, and all the other news we could find. What We’ve Been Up To Kevin’s Atari workbench set up! -   https://twitter.com/KevinSavetz/status/1220554086593904644   AVG cart. Moon Patrol, and Redux -  ...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Jan 26, 2020 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Living in the Future In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast:  We talk about our Atari-related resolutions for the new year, how 2020 sounds like we’re living in the future, and bring you news and feedback from across the Atari 8-bit landscape. What We’ve Been Up To Faster Than Light: The Atari ST and the 16-Bit Revolution by Jamie Lendino -    https://amzn.to/2v5823V   Kevin’s annual computer history work post mortem article -  ...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Dec 15, 2019 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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SillyVenture and FujiNet In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: In the tradition of bringing you the latest Atari 8-bit news, we have a couple of very special guests in this episode.  First of all, Bart comes to us literally direct from the fabulous SillyVenture show to give us a rundown, and then Thomas Cherryhomes tells us all about the amazing work going on with FujiNet! What We’ve Been Up To  SDrive Max from Vintage Computer Center - ...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Nov 9, 2019 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Incognito and 40 Years of Atari 8-Bits In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast:  Kevin hobnobs with Atari celebrities at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, Brad and Randy find out they’re podcast hosts #2 and #3, respectively, and together we cover all the Atari news that’s fit to print.  What We’ve Been Up To 1088XLD by The Brewing Academy   https://thebrewingacademy.com   Charlie Kulas' Leafer Madness — Development Notebook -  ...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Sep 25, 2019 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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 Fujiama, Ahl Collection, and Bill Lange In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast:  Kevin comes back from Fujiama with a report and Bill Lange joins us to talk about the David Ahl Collection that he acquired. What We’ve Been Up To Fujiama (some photos   http://abbuc.de/~atarixle/fuji/2019/   ) Pac man source project Caverns of Mars poster   https://archive.org/details/AtariCavernsOfMarsPoster   VCF Midwest -   http://vcfmw.org/   SDrive MAX cases from Steve Boswell...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Aug 8, 2019 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Podificating In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast:  We try to catch up after being on hiatus for 2 months by bringing you all the Atari news we could find and we learn a new word in the process. What We’ve Been Up To Whiz Kids -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiz_Kids_(TV_series)   KansasFest Megapodcast -   http://rcrpodcast.com/episodes/2019/7/28/rcr-episode-196-chicken-missile-kansasfest-megapodcast-i-don.html    Kevin’s Atari floppy drive stash - ...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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May 19, 2019 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Atari Computer Roundtable 2.0 In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: We have a special round table episode with Nir Dary, Darren Doyle, Roland Wassenburg, Thomas Cherryhomes joining the usual hosts of ANTIC where we discuss what everyone is up to in the Atari 8-bit world, including the latest shows (VCFSE and VCFE).  It’s an Atari mega-show! Links Mentioned in Show: The Modern Atari 8bit computer (Nir Dary) -   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmzjD_biYJ5hQf-MoK9Ztcw AVG...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Apr 13, 2019 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Show Fever In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Kevin regales us with his exploits in the 10-Line BASIC Contest, we discuss the renewed efforts to show off Midi-Maze on the Atari 8-bits, and the entire staff prepares to be involved in several great shows this year ... What We’ve Been Up To Renderific is an SVG renderer for Atari 8-bit computers, written in Turbo-BASIC XL. It tries to parse SVG Tiny files and draw them on screen and/or on an Atari 1020 plotter. -  ...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Feb 20, 2019 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Atari Pascal In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Bill Lange joins us as a special guest, and he has lots of Atari Pascal news; we have all the Atari news fit to print, and more shows coming in 2019 than you can shake a stick at ... What We’ve Been Up To VCF East XIII -- Bill Lange -- Atari 8 Bit Maintenance and Repair   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWkzZr-ZOdo Bill Lange fixed Atari 822 Thermal Printer -...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Jan 15, 2019 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Where's Randy!? In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: late-breaking up-to-the-minute Atari news, Randy disappears mid-episode, and we hear what Atari was like in Chile... What We’ve Been Up To Kevin’s year-end blog -   http://atariaction.tumblr.com/post/181930826652/kevins-2017-post-mortem Atari CX401: General Accounting System -   https://atariwiki.org/wiki/Wiki.jsp?page=The%20Atari%20Accountant%20Series Official start of BASIC 10-Liners 2019 edition is January 30 -...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Dec 13, 2018 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Have an Atari Little Christmas Time In this special Holiday episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Nir Dary regales us with stories about SilliVenture 2018.  We share Atari gift ideas for yourself or others for Christmas.  Plus, all the Atari 8-bit news we could find... What We’ve Been Up To 1088XEL -   https://ataribits.weebly.com/1088xel.html Atari CX401: General Accounting System -   https://atariwiki.org/wiki/Wiki.jsp?page=The%20Atari%20Accountant%20Series  ...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Nov 5, 2018 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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News and More News In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: What we’ve been up to in the past month PLUS all the Atari 8-bit news we could find... What We’ve Been Up To SDrive Max: Atariwiki - Tandy Assembly -   http://www.tandyassembly.com Living Computer Museum -   https://livingcomputers.org Portland Retro Gaming Expo -   http://www.retrogamingexpo.com     http://www.Textfiles.com Recent Interviews...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Oct 1, 2018 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Summer Vacation and Atari Party In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Bill Lange guest-hosts with us and tells us all about the recent Atari Party East.  We talk about all the traveling and Atari things we did over the summer. Kevin throws in a mini-interview he did.  And, Jeff Fulton reviews Tempest Elite Plus. Plus, all the Atari 8-bit news we could find... What We’ve Been Up To Atari Party East 2018 video -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjvP6AA6xg8 Glen’s...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Jul 9, 2018 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Atari Computer Roundtable In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: We got some of the biggest names of the current Atari computer community on a live, international conference call to ask: what’s happening in your Atari 8-bit world? Guests Thom Cherryholmes, Ethan Johnson, Joe Decuir, Simon Wells, Curt Vendel, Jeff Fulton, Nir Dary, and Roland Wassenberg. The conversation went in amazing and unexpected directions. What We’ve Been Up To Ted Nelson Junk Mail project  ...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Jun 24, 2018 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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5 Year Anniversary and Windows-Only Dealy-Bob In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast:  In this five-year anniversary episode of ANTIC, we reminisce back to show #1 all those years ago, our friend Nir Dary tells us all about Atari Invasion, Jeff Fulton of the Into the Vertical Blank Podcast gives us a game review of Star Island, plus all the Atari 8-bit news that we could find.  Happy 5-Year Anniversary to us! What We’ve Been Up To Dorsett paperwork  ...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Mar 22, 2018 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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50 and Counting! In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast:  In our 50th episode, Kevin tells us about all his secret tours, we tell you about upcoming contests, review new books, and read lots of feedback from our listeners. What We’ve Been Up To Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest -   https://archive.org/details/@savetz?and%5B%5D=Vintage+Computer+Festival+Pacific+Northwest Atari 1020 plotter   https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=yAetCgnxYbc Replacement...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Feb 13, 2018 Federal Bureau of Investigation
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On February 8 2018 I submitted a freedom of information act request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for information about former Atari CEO Ray Kassar. They found no main file records about him.
Topics: Atari, FOIPA, Burlington Industries
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Feb 11, 2018 Kevin Savetz
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Some photos I took at VCF Pacific Northwest 2018 pictures. Released under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial. Give credit to Kevin Savetz. This does NOT necessarily mean you can use pictures of individuals without their permission. 
Topics: Vintage Comptuer Festival, Living Computer Museum
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Feb 10, 2018 Vintage Comptuer Festival
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Vintage Comptuer Festival Pacific Northwest 2018 — program and flyer February 10-11 2018 at Living Computer Museum + Labs in Seattle WA
Topics: Vintage Comptuer Festival, Living Computer Museum, IBM PC
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Feb 10, 2018 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Thomas Cherryhomes and PLATO In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast:  In this first episode of 2018, we talk about the fact that ANTIC has been downloaded over ½ million times,  we get a surprise visit from Thomas Cherryhomes, who talks about PLATO for the Atari, we offer Atari 8-bit gift options for Valentine’s Day, Nir Dary tells us about some things he’s been exploring, plus all the Atari 8-bit news that we could find.   What We’ve Been Up To Laserdisc project -...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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2018 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Happy New Year! In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast:  In this 2017 year-end episode, we get a surprise visit from our international correspondent, Nir Dary, we hear about Kevin’s dream find, and we unwrap our surprise Christmas gifts from Nir Dary.  Nir Dary tells us about his visit to SilliVenture. (It’s a whole lot of Nir Dary!)  Plus all the Atari 8-bit news that we could find. What We’ve Been Up To Revive 1027 - Roller Rubber Replacement for ATARI®1027...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Dec 28, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Venture forth with the middle child of Infocom's Enchanter series, where food is unnecessary, sleep is unwelcome, and a glass maze can drive you batty. Links: Sorcerer announced in New Zork Times Infocom Sorcerer box, feelies and browsies Frobozz Magic Grommet Company Infotater replica Sorcerer at Digital Antiquarian Infocom bugs list for Sorcerer Sorcerer design documents (spoilers galore) Infocom icons by Christopher Drum IFWiki spell list The CoCo Crew Podcast episode 30:  audio  |  show...
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, podcast
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Dec 5, 2017 Kevin Savetz
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Unboxing of Databar Optical Scanning Reader (OSCAR) Scans of the Commodore Databar magazine are forthcoming and will be linked here when they're online. The Atari and TI 99/4A versions of the magazines have already been scanned. Also the programs have been decoded and are available ready-to-use in the links below. My interviews with the creators of this products are forthcoming on ANTIC: The Atari 8-Bit Podcast. I'll put a link here once that's online. Databar Magazine - Atari edition...
Topics: Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore PET, Atari 8-bit, Atari 800, Databar, OSCAR, Optical...
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Dec 3, 2017 Kevin Savetz
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Alien Group Voice Box II for Atari 800 Demo disk. Disk dated March 25, 1983. More about this and other Atari computer fun at ANTIC, the Atari 8-Bit Podcast: http://www.AtariPodcast.com
Topics: Atari 800, Atari 8-bit, speech synthesis, speech synthesizer, Alien Group, Electro Harmonix,...
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Nov 25, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Removed from society, frozen in time, and fumbling to interact with the outside world only through remote electronics, Suspended might as well have been called Podcasters. Links: How Mr. Robot's easter eggs transcend the digital space Suspended box, feelies, and browsie Suspended announced in New Zork Times, Spring 1983 Suspended at Digital Antiquarian Infocom bugs list for Suspended TV Tropes in Infocom Suspended Coming up next episode: Sorcerer
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, podcast
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Nov 12, 2017 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Artificially Intelligent? In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast:  The artificial intelligence that acts as the hosts of the show laments the lack of Atari goodness this month.  Nir Dary avails us of his world travels, this time to the ABBUC meeting.  Plus all the Atari news we could find. What we’ve been up to Tandy Assembly -   http://www.tandyassembly.com Portland Retro Gaming Expo -   http://retrogamingexpo.com/ Ted Nelson Junk Mail project  ...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Oct 22, 2017 Joe Decuir
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Slides from Joe Decuir's presentation  Retro Hardware Renaissance, given at Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2017.
Topics: FPGA, Field Programmable Gate Arrays, Atari 2600, Atari XL, Atari 8-bit, Amiga 500
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Oct 16, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Delve once more into the underground world of Zork where only things you can count on are your low cunning and your high number of saved games. Links: Zork II map Play Zork II online Zork II feelies/browsie Zork II manual http://www.filfre.net/misc/zork2.z2 Zork II at Digital Antiquarian Gaming After 40 plays Zork II (spoilers) The Enduring Legacy of Zork Star Saga: One Coming up next episode: Suspended
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, podcast
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Oct 1, 2017 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Tinkle and Poo In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast:  Victor Marland of the Ten Pence Arcade Podcast joins us over Kevin’s pancake breakfast, Bill Kendrick reviews Tempest Elite, and we discuss Tinkle Pit and Uncle Poo.  Plus all the Atari news we could find. What we’ve been up to VCFMW -   http://vcfmw.org/ Ted Nelson’s junk mail archiving -   https://archive.org/details/tednelsonjunkmail News In-store Demonstration Program - blog post by Bill Lange -  ...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Aug 31, 2017 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Open Atari In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Mike Maginnis of the Open Apple and Drop III Inches podcasts joins the Antic crew and starts a computer war, Nir Dary tells us about disk drive upgrades, we catch up with Curt Vendel about his projects including the 2nd Atari history book, and more Atari news than you can possibly imagine! What we’ve been up to VCF Midwest -   http://vcfmw.org/ SDrive2 -   http://atariage.com/forums/topic/262509-sdrive-arm-preorder/page-1...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Aug 4, 2017 Kevin Savetz
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Stan Osborne, Atari Design Research Stan Osborne was a freelance software engineer in Atari's Design Research department from 1981 through 1984. He also worked on projects for coin-op and home computing departments. He created micro-kernels, proof of concepts, proto-applications and device drivers. There are two versions of this interview: the podcast version is about an hour shorter. The extended version includes a lot more of Stan's education, jobs, and history before he was at Atari.  This...
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Topics: Atari Design Research, Atari, Atari 400, Atari 800, interview, computer history
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Jul 22, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Fooblitzky is a city of secrets where the crosswalks are deadly, a flasher is dropping pianos on people, and the only job is washing dishes. Oh, and everyone is a dog. This is not an April Fool's episode. Links: Let's Play Infocom Fooblitzky Fooblitzky in summer 1985 New Zork Times Fooblitzky Manual Fooblitzky The Digital Antiquarian Fooblitzky at Infocom-IF.org Fooblitzky review in Compute! magazine Fooblitzky review at Obscuritory Quinn Dunki Blondihacks Twitter: @quinndunki Open Apple...
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, computer game, board game
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Jul 20, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Two podcasters, both alike in indignity, at KansasFest, where unfair puzzles make unfair games unsolvable. In short, this is no Shakespeare and we are not Starcross lovers. Links: Programmer turns Wikipedia into a text adventure Kevan Davis' Wikitext Frotz Evan Wright Cross Platform Text Adventure Generator Starcross announced in the New Zork Times Digital Antiquarian on Starcross Dave Lebling on the Genesis of the Adventure Game Starcross map by Zork Users’ Group Infocom Starcross saucer...
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, computer game, science fiction, Starcross
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Jul 20, 2017 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Hackin' The Atari In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Kevin hacks the heck out of the Atari 8-bits, we’re back on the interview bandwagon, Josh Renaud tells us about ATASCII animations, and Nir Dary gives us the scoop on the Outline Demo Party. What we’ve been up to Indy Vintage Computer Club meeting -   https://www.facebook.com/events/418655208501577/permalink/451824541851310/ Archived HesWare material from Jay Balakrishnan -   https://archive.org/details/@rkindig...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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May 28, 2017 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Corporate Wars In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast, Randy and Kevin spar over where the ANTIC corporate headquarters should be, Kevin steps out on the Atari 8 bit and makes us proud in the 10-liner BASIC contest, and Nir Dary brings us the scoop on Wopniak 2017.  Plus all the Atari news we could find this month. What we’ve been up to TI Fest West, F-18A Video Upgrade (FPGA Based TMS9918A)   http://codehackcreate.com/archives/30 E.R.I.C. cart -  ...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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May 20, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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The Gruesome Twosome take a vacation from Infocom to visit Thimbleweed Park, where they solve a murder, discuss free will, and admire de lo res graphics. Links: Thimbleweed Park official site Thimbleweed Park Kickstarter Tiny Incremental Hints for Thimbleweed Park Thimbleweed Park game guide Thimbleweed Park achievements Ron Gilbert: From Maniac Mansion to Thimbleweed Park Coming up next episode: Starcross
Topics: Thimbleweed Park, LucasFilm Games, Maniac Mansion, interactive fiction, graphical adventure,...
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May 19, 2017 Kevin Savetz
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On August 1, 2016 I filed a freedom of information Act (FOIA) request with the FBI asking for all files relating to Seymour Papert. Their response is attached.  Here is the text of my request. Requester: Kevin Savetz [contact info redacted] This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I am requesting any and all files relating to mathematician Seymour Papert.  He died in July 2016. Proof of Mr. Papert’s death is here attached as a PDF (source is...
Topics: Freedom of Information Act, FOIA, FBI, Seymour Papert
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May 9, 2017 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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No, MAM! In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast, Kevin wows us with his winners in the NOMAM BASIC 10-liners contest, we discuss the preparations for VCFSE, Nir Dary tells us all about disk drives, and we discuss all the Atari news that’s fit to print. What we’ve been up to Indy vintage computer club -   http://www.indyclassic.org/   ,   https://www.facebook.com/groups/1082702455167563/ Atari 800XE -   http://www.ebay.com/itm/Atari-800xe-/162383912577   ,  ...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Apr 26, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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It's 19th Century London, and Crown Jewels are missing! Solving the mystery will take all the skills of the world's greatest dectective! You are also there. Links: Jonathan Coulton "All This Time" Cathode terminal software for MacOS/iOS Blinky retro text editor LOOM: The Inside Story With Brian Moriarty – The Retro Hour EP67 Interactive Fiction Actions by Leon Nicholls Alcyone: The Last City kickstarter Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective board game Sherlock feelies and browsies...
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, computer game, mystery, Arthur Conan Doyle
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Mar 28, 2017 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Atawi Fowever! In this episode of Antic the Atari 8-bit podcast: Nir Dary talks about the Atari Invasion Show, Tom Raida brings back the programming language segment to talk about Kyan Pascal, we tell you about all the Atari shows going on this year around the world, and in order to head off lawsuits we tell you about all the possible side effects of listening to Antic. What we’ve been up to Indy vintage computer club -   http://www.indyclassic.org/   ,  ...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Mar 24, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Enchanter is filled with magic spells, prophetic dreams, and even a talking turtle. Put on your robe and wizard hat, and prepare for adventure. Accio InvisiClues! Links: Lectrote Parsley Adventure Exits Are Out: Escape Station!  Enchanter feelies and browsies Enchanter manual The Digital Antiquarian on Enchanter (minor spoilers for other games) Gaming After 40 plays Enchanter (spoilers!) Enchanter book by Robin W. Bailey Coming up next episode: Sherlock, The Riddle of the Crown Jewels
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, computer game
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Feb 25, 2017 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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BBSing In this episode of Antic the Atari 8-bit podcast: Bill Kendrick returns with a segment on the Lantronix and BBSing on your Atari, we cover lots of new hardware upgrades, Nir Dary talks about the RAM-Cart 1M, and we have our usual segments on what’s new at Archive.org and what’s happening in the Atari 8-bit world. What we’ve been up to Eight Bit Magazine -   https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/8bitmagazine/8-bit-magazine-issue-2-amstrad-commodore-sinclair   ,  ...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Feb 17, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Infocom's first mystery: a locked room, six suspects, and a ticking clock. Can a pair of fumbling podcasters solve the murder in time? Probably not. Links: Deadline feelies and browsies Deadline annonuced in New Zork Times NYT reviews deadline The Digital Antiquarian on Deadline Volker Lanz' Inform 6 port of Deadline Upper Memory Block podcast Terry Stewart (Tezza) Arduinocade Zorkduino Thingiverse Micro Live: A look behind the scenes at Infocom Coming up next episode: Enchanter
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, computer game, mystery
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Jan 23, 2017 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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I Need More Memory! In this episode of Antic the Atari 8-bit podcast: Nir Dary talks about all the available memory upgrade options (You need more memory!), we discuss what we’ve been up to in the Atari world, give you all the Atari 8-bit news that’s fit to print, and tell you about our “of-the-month” finds. What we’ve been up to Vintage Computer Party in Indy -   http://atariage.com/forums/topic/260834-indianapolis-area-vintage-computer-club/?hl=%2Bindy#entry3668612 Ultimate 1MB -...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Jan 17, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Infocom's only espionage story, Border Zone is filled with intrigue and danger in a constantly moving world that doesn't wait while the player types. Tune in to see if our heroes achieve success by stealth, or death by typo. Links: Dail-A-Grue Digital: A Love Story  by Christine Love Infocom Bugs List  by Graeme Cree More bugs in Infocom games  by Nathan Simpson Border Zone feelies and browsie Border Zone phrase book The Digital Antiquarian on Border Zone Border Zone announced in Winter 1987...
Topics: Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, espionage, computer game
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Jan 10, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Ahoy! Kevin and Carrington dive into Seastalker, Infocom's junior gee-whiz submarine adventure. Set course for adventure, as we raise our sails and lower our expectations. Links: Asimov disk image archive Zork re-created in Minecraft  by  Ren Sherman Jim Lawrence (AKA writer James Lawrence) James Duncan Lawrence books at Open Library Let's Tell a Story Together (History of Interactive Fiction)  by Jimmy Maher The Digital Antiquarian on Infocom Seastalker Gaming After 40 walkthough of Infocom...
Topics: Seastalker, Infocom, text adventure, interactive fiction, James Lawrence, Jim Lawrence, Stu Galley,...
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Jan 8, 2017 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Kevin and Carrington discuss Trinity, Infocom's classic game about the dangers of the Atomic Age, and it's a blast! Get it? Get it? A blast? Hilarious. Links: The Digital Antiquarian on Trinity Infocom Trinity maps David Welbourn's Patreon for interactive fiction walkthroughs Infocom Trinity specs Graham Nelson's Craft of Adventure Sadako Sasaki Beyond The Filter 11 - On Interactive Fiction with Emily Short Clash of the Type-Ins Infocom game stats spreadsheet
Topics: Trinity, Infocom, interactive fiction, text adventures, text adventure games, nuclear war, Brian...
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2017 Multnomah County Health Department
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Multnomah County Health Department Food Handler’s Manual. Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Topics: Multnomah County Health Department, for safety, food handling
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2017 Oregon Tourism Commission
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Oregon Solar Eclipse Guide 2017 published in advance of the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse I picked this copy up at PDX airport on August 20, 2017.
Topics: Oregon Solar Eclipse Guide, great American eclipse, August 21, 2017, eclipse tourism, eclipse...
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2017 Museu De La Musica
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Museu De La Musica plan guide, English and Spanish versions Brochures taken from the museum August 2017
Topics: Museu De La Musica, Barcelona Spain, music museum
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Dec 28, 2016 Kevin Savetz
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On July 9, 2015 I filed a freedom of information act (FOIA) request with the FBI asking for all files relating to  Loyd Dorsett . Their response is attached. Short answer: the FBI found no relevant records. Here is the text of my request: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I am requesting any and all files relating to Loyd G. Dorsett and the companies owned by Mr. Dorsett. Mr. Dorsett and his companies were primarily located in the state of Oklahoma. His companies include...
Topics: Loyd Dorsett, Dorsett Educational Systems, FBI, FOIA request, FOIA
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Dec 20, 2016 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Christmas 2016 Buying Guide What we’ve been up to Bard Ermentrout’s disks Virtuoso Play Mode Sampler -   Virtuoso Play Mode Sampler on Atari 8-Bit Kyroflux -   http://www.kryoflux.com/ C64 microfiler + cross-compiled version Harry Stewart’s printouts:  Atari PILOT Source Code   ,   Atari PILOT II Source Code ,   Atari 400/800 Shepardson Contracted Math Package ,   Atari WSFN Source Code ,   Atari 400/800 Operating System Source Code Bill Wilkinson Articles - Atari Optimized...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Dec 14, 2016 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Kevin and Carrington discuss Ballyhoo, Infocom's circus mystery. Can these johnny tin plates foil the grift and save the circus? Or is the cherry pie just too much for a pair of side-walling lot loafers? Links: Ballyhoo introduced in Winter 1986 The New Zork Times Ballyhoo manual Ballyhoo map Infocom Gallery: Ballyhoo Feelies Ballyhoo game specs Ballyhoo review in ZZap!64 Magazine June 1986 The original material (not samples nor music) in these podcasts is released to the public domain. You may...
Topics: Ballyhoo, Infocom, text adventure games, interactive fiction, podcast, circus video game
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Dec 6, 2016 Kevin Savetz
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I really hate nostalgia sources: Duke Ellington Swampy River (1928) public domain archive.org/details/DukeEllingt…mpyRiver1928_201507 Dr. Julia Shaw, forensic psychologist and author of The Memory Illusion on Innovation Hub, used without permission blogs.wgbh.org/innovation-hub/20…12/1/shaw-memory/ mashed by Kevin Savetz on 12/5/16
Topics: nostalgia, memory, found sound
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Dec 2, 2016 Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston
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Kevin and Carrington discuss Zork I, the first text adventure from Infocom. From the highs of its incredible parser to the lows of its unfair puzzles, it all comes down to one burning question: are you a TAKE person or a GET person? Links: IFComp 2016 results Play Zork in your browser Lost Treasures of Infocom (iPhone) Lost Treasures of Infocom (iPad) Articles at The Digital Antiquarian:       The Roots of Infocom       The Birth of Infocom       Zork on the PDP-10      ...
Topics: Infocom, Zork, text adventure games, interactive fiction, podcast
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Nov 5, 2016 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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What we’ve been up to 40 Great Flight Simulator Adventures -   https://www.flightsimbooks.com/40gfsa/ Atari PILOT Source Code Nir Dary’s “Modern Atari 8bit Computer” channel on YouTube -   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmzjD_biYJ5hQf-MoK9Ztcw Atari Macro Assembler with Program Text Editor -   http://mixinc.net/atari/amac.htm Atariteca - Giann Velasquez M - “Top seven upgrades for Atari computers” -   http://atariteca.blogspot.pe/2016/10/siete-mejores-upgrades-para.html...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Oct 16, 2016 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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Do Not Listen While Climbing a Ladder In this episode of Antic the Atari 8-bit podcast, we visit vintage computer festivals and upgrade our systems. We fail to spend thousands of dollars on rare new hardware. What we’ve been up to Paul Westphal at Eight Bit Fix -   http://www.eightbitfix.com VCFMW 11-   http://vcfmw.org Suburban Chicago Atarians (SCAT) -   http://www.scatarians.org/ Randy’s Presentation at VCFMW11 on Modern Upgrades for Vintage Computers Edladdin controllers -  ...
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, Atari XE, Atari XL
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Aug 28, 2016 Kevin Savetz
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Bard Ermentrout, RAMbrandt Bard Ermentrout was the creator of the popular Atari graphics program RAMbrandt. Subtitled "The Atari Design Studio," RAMbrandt was released in 1985 by Antic software. Written in ValForth, it supported joystick, keyboard, Koala Pad, and Atari Touch Tablet for input. He also created an add-on Solid Object Module which allowed users to combine mode 9 geometric primitives to make what appeared to be 3D-shaded objects.  The predecessor to RAMbrandt was a...
Topics: RAMbrandt, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Graphics software, ValFORTH
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Jul 15, 2016 Randy Kindig
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Bob Brodie: User Group Manager for Atari Hi and welcome to another special interview edition of Antic the Atari 8-bit computer podcast.  My name is Randy Kindig and I'll be providing the interview questions for this episode.  I'm extremely pleased to provide this interview with a name well-known in the Atari community: Mr. Bob Brodie.  Bob worked for Atari as User Group Manager and later Director of Communications from 1989 to 1994.  Bob was directly involved in many of the Atarifests in...
Topics: Atari, Atari user groups, Atari 8-bit, interview, computer history, Atari 1450XLD
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Jul 13, 2016 Kevin Savetz
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John Harris: Jawbreaker, Frogger, Mouskattack John Harris created the games Jawbreaker, Frogger, and Mouskattack for the Atari 8-bit computers. He worked at Sierra On-Line and later Synapse Software. He later created video character generator systems based on the Atari machines. This interview took place June 10, 2016. Teaser quotes: "Literally — I mean, a day or two difference could have made — gosh, my goodness, what a huge difference in my life if I had gone into that store a couple...
Topics: Jawbreaker, Atari 8-bit, Atari 2600, computer games, interview, computer history, video game...
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Jul 11, 2016 Kevin Savetz
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Bob Alkire and Steve Saunders, Rainbow GPU Bob Alkire and Steve Saunders worked in Atari's Corporate Research lab under Alan Kay, where they worked on the Rainbow GPU. Rainbow was a next-generation graphics chip (after ANTIC) which was never released. This interview took place on June 10, 2016. The first voice you hear is that of Bob Alkire. Teaser quotes: Steve: "And they basically went around the table and said, 'This computer project has software in it, therefore it belongs in my...
Topics: Atari Corporation, RAINBOW GPU, Rainbow graphics chip, ANTIC chip, Atari Sierra Project
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Jul 9, 2016 Kevin Savetz
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Eric Freeman: Bootleg and Weakon Eric Freeman published two programs through Atari Program Exchange: Bootleg and Weakon. Bootleg first appeared in the summer 1983 APX catalog: the catalog called it "a search-for-booty maze game submitted from New Zealand," and it received a rare full-page description in that catalog. Weakon was only available in the final APX catalog, winter 1983. That game was later published by Antic software. This interview took place on May 26, 2016 — for me —...
Topics: Eric Freeman, Bootleg, Weakon, APX, Atari Program Exchange, Atari 8-bit, interview, computer games,...
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Jul 7, 2016 Kevin Savetz
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Max Manowski, Wizard’s Revenge Max Manowski wrote Adventure, a text adventure game that he released into the public domain to Atari users groups. Later, he modified Adventure and called it Wizard's Revenge, which was published by Atari Program Exchange. Wizard's Revenge was available in the fall 1981 APX catalog, the very first APX catalog. This interview took place May 27, 2016. Teaser quote: "In this adventure, each node that you went to was a separate file. And if you went to a node...
Topics: Max Manowski, Wizard’s Revenge, APX, Atari Program Exchange, Adventure game, text adventure
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Jul 5, 2016 Kevin Savetz
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Frank Paris, Mathlib for Deep Blue C Frank Paris wrote Mathlib for Deep Blue C, a library of floating-point functions for use with the Deep Blue C programming language. Mathlib first appeared in the fall 1983 APX catalog, where it won second prize in the systems/telecommunications category. The Deep Blue C compiler was written by John Palevich, whom I previously interviewed. You can contact Frank at: frankparis at comcast dot net. This interview took place on May 27, 2016. Teaser quote:...
Topics: Mathlib for Deep Blue C, Deep Blue C, C programming language, Atari 8-bit, Atari 800, Atari 400,...
ANTIC: The Atari 8-Bit Podcast
Jul 3, 2016 Brad Arnold, Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz
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In this three-year anniversary episode of Antic the Atari 8-bit podcast — we uncover an abundance of Atari source code, documentation, and engineering notes; Bill explores Five Dots, a new game; and we debate the fate of the 1200XL.
Topics: Atari podcast, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL
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Jul 1, 2016 Kevin Savetz
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Kathy and Phil Bergh, I'm Different! Kathy and Phil Bergh published one program through Atari Program Exchange: I'm Different!, which first appeared in the inaugural APX catalog, winter 1982-1983. The program won third prize in the Education category in that catalog. It was one of the few commercial programs developed in the PILOT language. Kathy and Phil also wrote three articles — also about PILOT — for ANTIC magazine. This interview took place on May 24, 2016.  Kathy and Phil's articles...
Topics: I'm Different!, APX, Atari Program Exchange, Atari 8-bit, interview, computer history, early...
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Jun 29, 2016 Kevin Savetz
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David Thiel, musician and interactive audio David Thiel is a musician and interactive audio designer. At Gottlieb, he did the sound for arcade games including Reactor, Q*Bert, and Mach 3. At Action Graphics, David created the sound for Artillery Duel for the Atari 2600, and Beamrider and Pitstop for the Atari computers. And at Free Radical Software/Incredible Technologies, he worked on Winter Games for the Amiga and Atari ST. He has created the sound and music for dozens of other computer games...
Topics: Gottlieb, Qbert, Q*bert, Reactor, Mach 3, arcade games, coin-op games, video games, interview,...
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Jun 27, 2016 Kevin Savetz
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Gary Yost, The Catalog and Cyber Studio Gary Yost worked at Antic magazine, in product development. He was the man behind The Catalog, Antic's catalog of third-party software. When Atari Program Exchange was shut down, he contacted programmers from APX to re-publish their works in's Antic's Catalog. Gary was instrumental in creating CAD 3-D (written by Tom Hudson), Cybermate, and the Cyber Studio graphics suite — which were all published by Antic — and in commercializing the StereoTek 3D...
Topics: Gary Yost, The Catalog, Cyber Studio, Antic Magazine, CAD 3-D, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, tereoTek 3D...
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Jun 24, 2016 Joe Decuir
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Joe Decuir's presentation "Retro Computer Projects", in which he talks about his current projects and plans. At Rose City Atari Club (Portland, Oregon) on June 24, 2016. Added slide deck in PDF format
Topics: Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit, Atari 800, Atari 400, Atari VCS, Atari, Amiga computer, computer history
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Jun 23, 2016 Kevin Savetz
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Roland Gustafsson, Print Shop Companion Roland Gustafsson wrote The Print Shop Companion, an add-on package for Brøderbund's popular Print Shop software, which added a printable calendar, font and page border editors, and other features. He first developed the program for the Apple ][, then ported the software to the Atari 800 and Commodore 64. In the retro-computing community, however, Roland is best known for his work on the Apple ][, where he specialized in designing copy protection as well...
Topics: Roland Gustafsson, Print Shop Companion, Broderbund Software, Br0derbund Software, Brøderbund...
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Jun 23, 2016 Kevin Savetz
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Fred Parr, MACE newsletter Fred Parr was a member of MACE — the Michigan Atari Computer Enthusiasts group, and the man who printed the club newsletter. You can find scans of the newsletter at archive.org. This interview took place on April 22, 2016. It in, we discuss Arlan Levitan, whom I previously interviewed. "And I just marvel that something that crude, in today's perspective, could have actually given is so much enjoyment and hope about the future."
Topics: Michigan Atari Computer Enthusiasts, MACE, Fred Parr, Atari user group, Atari 8-bit, interview,...
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Jun 21, 2016 Kevin Savetz
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Chuck Gibke, Air Raid! Chuck Gibke, published one piece of software for the Atari computer: Air Raid!. The game first appeared in the winter 1982-1983 APX catalog, where it won second prize in the entertainment category. This interview took place on April 22, 2016. "Winning the contest generated a little bit of prizes you could pick from Atari stuff, which was pretty amazing. There was like $2,000 worth of stuff. ... Several boxes of stuff showing up at the house one day and I thought that...
Topics: Chuck Gibke, Air Raid!, APX, Atari Program Exchange, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800
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Jun 19, 2016 Kevin Savetz
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Steve Cavin: Minotaur, Juggles' House, Juggles' Rainbow  Steve Cavin started at Cromenco where he built computer kits and tested hardware. Later he wrote several programs for the Atari 8-bit computers: Minotaur, which was published by Atari Program Exchange — it first appeared in the fall 1981 APX catalog; and the Atari versions of Juggles' House and Juggles' Rainbow, educational games published by The Learning Company. He also wrote “The Five Letters", a hangman-style game that - so...
Topics: Steve Cavin, Interview: Minotaur, Juggles' House, Juggles' Rainbow, computer history, educational...
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Jun 17, 2016 Kevin Savetz
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Neil Harris: Commodore, Atari, GEnie Neil Harris started at Commodore as a member of the VIC-20 launch team, then continued to be a writer, programmer, and product manager there. He moved to Atari, where he was from 1984 to 1988. There he was hardware products manager, director of communications, and director of publications. He worked on Atari Explorer magazine, and wrote a bit for other publications including Compute!'s First Book of Atari and STart magazine. He later moved on to the GEnie...
Topics: Neil Harris, Commodore, Atari, GEnie online service, General Electric Network for Information...